On Monday, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS), who is a physician, introduced two pieces of legislation that would protect children and taxpayers from transgender surgeries. The two bills are titled the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act of 2023 and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act of 2023, respectively. The first bill would make it illegal for doctors to perform “gender transition procedures” on minors. The law would be punishable with prison time if violated. The second bill would ban federal funds from being used for transgender surgeries.
“Doctors must be prohibited from performing or assisting in child mutilation procedures,” Senator Marshall told Daily Caller, a media outlet, before introducing the legislation. “Enough is enough. These procedures can cause severe and irreversible damage to children’s bodies and have long-term detrimental health risks. We must protect our kids and make sure American taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for these dangerous procedures.”
U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) has introduced two versions of this legislation in the House.
“Across the country, vulnerable children are being exposed to radical gender transition ideology and pressured into going through invasive and irreversible medical procedures. Minors should not be making these permanent decisions as minors. Adults should not be pushing minor children and teens into irreversible decisions either. Let kids be kids and wait until adulthood to make a choice they likely wish they hadn’t as a child. Adults and the medical field shouldn’t be allowed to coerce this ‘woke’ agenda onto them when they should be their protectors. Adults need to realize that their coercion is abuse, and should face appropriate consequences,” LaMalfa told the Daily Caller. “Both the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act would protect children and taxpayers from paying the high price of these unethical medical interventions,” LaMalfa added.
These bills are vital to the health and safety of children in our country. Contact your members of Congress today and tell them to co-sponsor these important bills!